November 13, 2001 - Vol. 13, No. 7

 News That Concerns Kiwanians and Their Families


Warren Mitchell

Senior Members
Carroll Stafford, Ed Merski, Roger Ballantyne, Paul Normandin, Dennis Denoncourt, Bob Turner, Roger Webster, Peter Karagianis

Our own Happy Jack: Sr. Member Peter Karagianis

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Key Club Guests
Mike Mudgett, Casey Dunn, Sec.'y Chelsea Graham

In Memory
Pres. Phil Bonafide called for a moment of silence on the recent passing of Past Pres. Roger Beane (1954) and expressed condolences to the family.

Key Club
Sec.'y Chelsea Graham reported on recent projects including a food drive for St. Vincent dePaul, a Halloween Haunted House, and car parking at South Down. On tap is a walkathon for the Humane Society on November 18.

Past Pres. Joe Adrignola is content to watch Key Club Sec.'y Chelsea Graham count her fingers.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sr. Member Roger Ballantyne has signed us up to staff the Salvation Army kettle on Saturday, December 22.

Temporary Home
Past Pres. Joe Adrignola advises that we will be meeting in the break room at his office at 1 Mill Plaza for the months of January and February. Contigiani's will cater.

Diamond Anniversary
V.P. Larry Murphy is still waiting to hear from The Citizen on whether they will run a supplement for our 75th anniversary. He has also put Joe Adrignola and Chet Cilley "on the case."

Win a Classic!
Pres. Phil Bonafide passed around the sign-up sheet for our next roadshow at Tilton Walmart on Saturday, November 17. Set-up: Don Nelson and Phil Bonafide. 9a-1p: Larry Murphy, John Grocki, Bob Turner, Phil Bonafide, Don Nelson, Nate Robertson, and Dan Fisher. 1p-4p: Don Nelson, Phil Bonafide, Kathy and Patty Jeanne Calvin, Charlie St. Clair, and Michael Bastraw. We are still looking for additional fill-in venues.

Play Ball!
Pres. Phil Bonafide presented a check for $3000 to Little League Pres. Michelle Plourde towards the new facilities building at Opechee Park. They expect to have the block-work done over the next weekend.

Pres. Michelle Plourde, Laconia Little League, gets a check and a shake from Pres. Phil Bonafide.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Childrens' Party
Sec.'y Kathy Calvin passed out gift information slips for anyone bringing guests to our annual Christmas party on Monday, December 10, at Pheasant Ridge Country Club. Be sure to let her know your guest(s) name, sex, age, and hobbies or areas of interest so she can get the info to Santa in time.

Kiwanis on the Air
Sec,'y Kathy Calvin has arranged for us to handle the phones for the Santa Fund Auction Telethon. We need to fill 3-4 seats from 5:30a-3:00p on December 12, 13, 14, or 17. She also suggests we get the Key Club involved. This is a great publicity opportunity but we need as many members as possible so the shifts won't be overlong.

Charlie St. Clair, $21

V.P. John Grocki pays off Charlie St. Clair.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Dollars
$2 from Charlie St. Clair for winning the above and having to miss meetings in the near future.

Charlie St. Clair only thinks he's talking with Pres. George Washington.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Sgt.@Arms Nancy Parrott found Scott Beane and Dennis Denoncourt pinless and Peter Karagianis tardy.

Join the Parade
Past Pres. Jim Fortier has arranged for us to be in the Laconia parade the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The plan is to tow the trailer and also the raffle motorcycle if the weather permits.

Guest Speaker
Sr. Member Dennis Denoncourt introduced Erika Thorsell, Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Partnership to the club. A member of Americorp, Thorsell has been working for the Partnership whose goal is to protect water quality, sustain the region's natural, recreational, and cultural resources, and to increase public awareness and support for regional initiatives that enhance the watershed. To help promote awareness they co-organize Celebrate Your Lakes Day with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services; implement the Watershed Steward Program, a project of the N.H. Lakes Association; provide information and resources to the 80+ land homeowner associations in the watershed; and recognize exemplary efforts to enhance the watershed. Thorsell, 2 years on the project, presented a slide program with audio (she produced) outlining the watershed situation.

Sr. Member Dennis Denoncourt and Erika Thorsell, Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Partnership

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Happy Birthday
November babies include Sr. Members Ed Merski, Carroll Stafford, and Roger Webster.

Monday, December 17
Yankee Swap

Monday, December 10
Annual Childrens' Party

Monday, December 3
Boards meet; NISE

Monday, November 26
Exec. Dir. Nancy Christie, New Hampshire Lakes Association will speak.

Monday, November 19
From Camp Mayhew, Exec. Dir. Roger Larochelle and a former participant in the program will speak.

Steve Loughlin's camera runs out of color.

Photo by W.S. Loughlin


Michael Bastraw

Kiwanis Kronikle is a weekly publication of the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, N.H., P.O. Box 757, Laconia, N.H. 03247-0757. We meet Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Rd., Gilford, N.H. Please call your President or Secretary about any Member or family member in case of illness. Email: Michael Bastraw or Steve Loughlin

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